Looking for one of the best Thanksgiving turkey crafts for kids?
These birds are so funky! I love their bright feathers, I love those googly eyes and I think they make sweet Thanksgiving table decorations.
If you want to make a turkey craft with your kids, these are brilliant for older kids, aged 8+. We have a fabulous Turkey Hand Craft tutorial for younger kids here to try out.
I made them with my 9-year-old daughter and she loved making them, but she also got a bit frustrated in some steps. Which is why I have shared some tips in my instructions below on how to make this Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Idea a bit easier.
You can find all the information below.
DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Idea for Kids
Find below all the supplies and the step-by-step instructions that you will need to create your DIY Turkey craft project.
As a disclaimer, the credit of this project goes to Crafty Morning. She has a tutorial on her blog on how to whip up these birds as party hats! So hop over to her page if you wish to extend this project.
I have added a few helpful tips in my tutorial to make the craft a bit easier (I got a bit frustrated during some steps), so make sure to browse through our steps below as well.
- Brown, Orange & Red Thick Paper
- Sticky Tape
- Bright Colored Feathers
- Googly Eyes
- White Paper
- Sharpie Pen
Step 1: Draw a circle onto your brown paper. I just used some lids from some Tupperware in the kitchen. Cut the circle out and then cut it in half. One half-circle will make one turkey, so set the other half aside for now.
Step 2: Bend the two corners of the half-circle towards each other to form a cone shape. Use some Sticky Tape to secure your cone.
Tip: I found that I had to reinforce my sticky tape as they kept coming undone, so best to add a bit more sticky tape or some staples (if your cone is large enough) to ensure it is secure.
Step 3: Choose your feathers and organize your arrangement. I found it easiest to sticky tape them together like a bouquet of flowers.
Tip: After struggling with the first turkey and the feathers, I ended up stripping off the feathers towards the bottom. It was easier to sticky tape them together without all the feathery fuzz getting in the way.
Step 4: Next use some more sticky tape to adhere your bouquet of feathers to the back of the turkey.
Step 5: Next stick on some googly eyes or create your own funky eyes by simply drawing some pupils with a sharpie onto some whitepaper. Sticky liquid glue works really well to adhere the eyes (or you could try a glue gun?).
Step 6: Fold some orange paper longways. Next cut out a triangle shape on the fold in order to create a beak. Cut out a wonky snood for the turkey and stick these under the eyes.
And you are done!
And there you have possibly the cutest turkey craft project in the world – don’t you think!? I hope you guys have loads of fun whipping up these colorful wonky thanksgiving birds.
If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below.
Till next time,